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REVIEW: Stiff by Mary Roach

REVIEW SUMMARY: An entertaining and educational read MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Discussion of the various things that happen to human cadavers MY REVIEW: PROS: Humorous, [...]

February 4, 2004 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

REVIEW SUMMARY: It’s like a Tivo for your brain. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In a future where memories can be digitally recorded, one man must solve a murder mystery. [...]

January 29, 2004 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Twistor by John Cramer

REVIEW SUMMARY: Excellent, page-turning hard sf thriller MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A physicist accidentally invents a device that opens doors into a parallel dimension. MY [...]

January 19, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Deepdrive by Alexander Jablokov

REVIEW SUMMARY: The right ingredients, the wrong recipe. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The adventures of a ragtag team of anti-heroes caught up in a complicated, manipulative [...]

January 10, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: The Phoenix Exultant by John C. Wright

REVIEW SUMMARY: A sequel that is as superb as its predecessor MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Phaethon, exiled from Utopia, seeks to reclaim control of his space exploration ship, [...]

December 29, 2003 // 6 Comments

REVIEW: Little, Big by John Crowley

REVIEW SUMMARY: MY RATING: SYNOPSIS: (from the back cover) little, big tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable – an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with [...]

December 23, 2003 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: The Golden Age by John C. Wright

REVIEW SUMMARY: An engrossing tale that involves the reader on many levels. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In an interplanetary Utopian society, Phaethon is a rebel who must [...]

December 11, 2003 // 10 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Blue Light by Walter Mosley

REVIEW SUMMARY: An excellent, well-told, page-turning horror/fantasy hybrid. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A mysterious blue light originating from space endows several people [...]

November 30, 2003 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Light by M. John Harrison

REVIEW SUMMARY: A literary excursion that worked for many, but not for me. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Three alternating centered around the mysterious, luminous space entity [...]

November 8, 2003 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton

REVIEW SUMMARY: A good book, but a bit lengthy for the story it told. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A corporate soldier intends to steal a mysterious treasure but must get past [...]

October 11, 2003 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

REVIEW SUMMARY: A well written, humorous, action-packed story, if you ignore the parts dealing with the whole Sumerian legend stuff. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Near-future, [...]

September 21, 2003 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Future War

REVIEW SUMMARY: Stories ranging from boring to excellent MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Collection of ten war-themed short stories. MY REVIEW: PROS: Some stories were hugely [...]

September 7, 2003 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Ceres Storm

Ceres Storm is David Herter’s foray into Space Opera style SF. As I really enjoyed Herter’s first novel, Evening’s Empire, I was looking forward to reading [...]

September 5, 2003 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Evening’s Empire

Evening’s Empire is David Herter’s second book, but the first one of his that I have read. Wow, I was blown away. I first encountered this book from a review on [...]

August 30, 2003 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Chasm City

John asked for it, John got it. REVIEW SUMMARY: Murder and revenge in a ‘hard SF’ setting. MY RATING: 4.5/5 This is the second book Alastair Reynolds, and it [...]

August 13, 2003 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Celestial Matters

Review Summary: Alternate history set in Ancient Greece My Rating: 4/5 Celestial Matters is Richard Garfinkle’s first novel, and what a novel it is. Garfinkle has [...]

August 8, 2003 // 2 Comments

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